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Re: Nested colgroups and rowgroups

From: Jasper Bryant-Greene <jasper@bryant-greene.name>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 12:14:59 +1200
Message-ID: <42B36783.9040604@bryant-greene.name>
To: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Strongly agree. There is no reason I can think of not to permit nested
row- and colgroups.

Jasper

Jim Jewett wrote:
> [Also sent to www-html-editor]
> 
> It is fairly common to sort tabular data by multiple columns --
> implicitly creating nested rowgroups.
> 
> Neither colgroup nor any of the rowgroup instantiations (tbody, thead,
> tfoot) can nest.
> 
> In the past, this was needed for backwards compatibility -- colgroup
> elements were implicitly closed by the next colgroup.  In XHTML 2.0,
> all elements will have closing tags, so it is possible to distinguish
> a nested colgroup from an adjacent one.  Given this, I believe nested
> colgroups and (rowgroups) should be permitted.
> 
> -jJ
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